Olmsted Asian Garden
Restoration & Repurposing

About the project

Project Objectives

Mobilize both professional and volunteer resources to assist with the management of invasive species without the use of mechanized equipment or herbicides.

Utilize this project to engage and involve the public in landscape restoration and the benefits of horticulture for health and wellness.


Phase 1 complete December 2022
  • Remove dangerous and diseased hemlock along the canal
  • Gather deadwood into biodiversity piles Zone A
  • Remove certain invasive species by hand (cutting & pulling) Zones A & B
  • Monthly control plan for target species ZONE C
  • Establish an active Volunteer Conservation Corps

Invasive Plants to be

Removed in Phase 1

English ivy (Hedera helix)
Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
Glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)
Winged euonymus (Euonymus alatus)
Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
Honeysuckles (Lonicera morrowii and tartarica)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate)

Work Zones

plan outline for web-1


Get Involved

There are many ways to participate in the Olmsted Asian Garden Restoration & Repurposing. Join the Volunteer Conservation Corps or donate today!

Read about the Olmsted Asian Garden Restoration & Repurposing in these

articles by Beals + Thomas and MHS Executive Director James Hearsum.

Originally published in MHS members-only newsletter, Leaflet, April 2022.